Development Cooperation News Roundup 14 – 18 Dec 2020

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Today  – Friday, December 18this International Migrant’s Day with a focus this year on the stories of social cohesion, which are as varied and unique as each of the 272 million migrants living on every corner of the globe.
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Online events

TODAY 18 December 6:30 PM Jakarta | 7:30 PM Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Hong Kong, Tenaganita is hosting the Webinar “Migrants Rising: Celebrating Lives, Struggles and Identities of Migrants”, a night filled with cultural expressions and solidarity messages from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia and others in the region. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2K54S8i  or stream it live: https://bit.ly/3gWESHS  

TODAY 18 December 8 AM Brussels | 3 PM Manila  The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) are holding a Webinar on Access to Justice for Women Migrant Workers and shining a light on the campaign to stand in solidarity with Mary Jane Veloso who was sentenced to death by Indonesian Court following her arrest in April 2010 and whose hearing is still pending. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3mqf7Ru 

TODAY 18 December 10 AM Manila The International Migrants Alliance is holding a Press Conference for Migrants’ Day Protection and Inclusion, not Stigmatization on Migrant Domestic Workers. Watch live here : https://bit.ly/2Wmrm75 

 

Statements/Publications

CPDE and Int’l Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination & Liberation just released a report, ‘Policy Research on Development Cooperation in Situations of Conflict and Fragility’ featuring case studies from Kenya, India, Yemen, Burundi and the Pacific: http://bit.ly/2WxHJh3 

The pandemic made migrant farmworkers in Italy “essential” overnight—but without labor rights, they’ve been forced to live and work in conditions that have been described as modern slavery. Watch the video here about their struggle ‘The Invisibles’: https://bit.ly/37qL8Vy 

The International Trade Union Confederation has released this week’s figures for the COVID-19 Jobs Cuts Tracker, reporting the highest number of job losses yet spanning 20 countries and 130 companies:  https://bit.ly/37v9GNb (EN)

A win for women’s rights in Ghana: ActionAid Ghana has been campaigning for the rights of domestic workers to be protected, and this year Ghana’s government brought in a law to do just that https://bit.ly/37mZczc 

ActionAid is part of a historic climate case in the Netherlands, demanding that Shell cuts its emissions in line with the Paris Climate Accord. Find out how its polluting activities are deepening poverty & devastating communities in the Niger Delta https://bit.ly/34lBfpV 

 

Good reads

‘She goes and helps’: Noemí Gualinga, Ecuador’s mother of the jungle: https://bit.ly/3r2VcM0 

Brazil scientists map forest regrowth keeping Amazon from collapse: Study. A Brazil-wide map of secondary forests over the past 33 years can help regrow Amazon rainforest, stop fires, and curb carbon emissions  https://bit.ly/3nsbTOR 

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) published  “Recipes for Change”, a series of recipes from developing countries that bring you a taste of someone else’s life: https://bit.ly/3oZ4WF9 

A quiet crisis: As the economy fractures, violence soars for Afghan women: https://bit.ly/2Ky4P4J 

How to confront COVID-19’s cost to girls: https://bit.ly/2K5c6sW 

Youth Demand a ‘Fair Share’ from World Leaders Ahead of G20 Summit: https://bit.ly/3qY0vwa 

Check out striking-women.org an educational site about migration, women and work, workers’ rights, and the story of South Asian women workers during the Grunwick and Gate Gourmet industrial disputes (EN).

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